The NRA's mission statement from their website:
Established in 1990, the NRA Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearms-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearms and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shooting sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological and artistic context.
Promote safety and educate the public... blah blah blah. We know instead, don't we, that the NRA's PRIMARY mission is to sell guns... as many as possible. Why is there no mention in their published mission statement of their desire to promote the marketing of their sponsors' weapons?
"But they get their money from small donations from their four million members!", you say. Some, sure... but we know that in the past seven years they've received tens of millions of dollars from 22 separate gun manufacturers. LINK